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OPINION: Buhari’s Outstanding Records And Oyo 2019 | Adekunle Kolapo


Senator Abdulfatai Buhari’s courage and  consideration to vie for the gubernatorial position in 2019 under the platform of the All Progressives Congress,APC, in Oyo State is a welcome development and I wish the party can unanimously adopt him as the party flagbearer.

No doubt he is a man with great pedigree, a politician of note and repute, those who know him can attest to the fact that he is indeed a man of the people  because his impacts on people’s life is indelible.

Unlike many politicians in Nigeria, Senator Buhari is a gentleman who has distinguished himself as a reliable politician that can be trusted  land relied upon. He has been tested with power and trusted, and I am confident that he will not betray the  confidence reposed in him.

Apart from being intelligent, the lawmaker is an embodiment of humility, he doesn’t allow the office he is holding to influence him, he is accessible and friendly.  I am of the view that we need people like him  to develop our political system, because he represents the beautiful ones we are expecting in Nigeria politics, and if all political office holders can emulate him, Nigeria will no doubt be a better place for all of us.

He is one of the reasons why some of us still believe in APC, because the party paraded so many uncultured personalities with shaddy character  and  non performing  political office holders at both the State and Federal levels but he stands out as a politician who  is diligently representing the interest of his people at the National Assembly where he is now and delivering dividends of democracy to his people through various form of empowerments.

Those who are not lucky to be from his constituency may not have much information about his performance  because he is not a noise maker, he is a silent achiever who has through the empowerment and personal intervention programme transform the lives of many people in Ogbomoso and Oke Ogun area of the state which are in Oyo North senatorial district.

His two empowerments in Saki and Iseyin towns are not just massive but adjuged as the best in the history of Oyo state, Even Governor Abiola Ajimobi  attested to his humility and performance as the best from Oyo state in terms of legislative duties and delivering dividends of democract to the people.

I may not be accurate but from the records obtained from on the Internet, he has distributed close to hundred cars, over 1000 sewing and grinding machines, over 1000 motorcycles,  over 50 tricycles, transformers, generators and  several other items which have not only elevated the economic statuses of the beneficiaries but have assisted them in catering for their needs and support their children’s education.

As the chairman Senate committee on ICT and Cybercrime, he has facilitated ICT centres for some schools within the 13  local governments in his senatorial district and facilitated another five mega centers in the Ogbomoso and Oke Ogun. The genial lawmaker has  also facilitated the construction of many classrooms and supports thousands of students with financial aids in terms of bursary and payments of WAEC fees for secondary school students apart from personal and direct support.

The distinguished senator was instrumental to the rehabilitation and construction of some roads in the  districts  and being a member of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, he and his colleagues in The Senate from Oyo state  were able to secure some funds for the ongoing Ogbomoso-Oyo road and still mounting pressure on the executives to put more money to hasten the completion of the road.

The outspoken Senator is on the verge of securing a University of Agriculture and Technology for the state In Okeogun through a motion raised on the floor of The Senate, the bill has passed the third reading and awaits committee for public hearing and ratification  and if it sails through, many people would be gainfully employed and the region will witness rapid  transformation.

Evil triumphs when good people refuse to act. Buhari is one of the good people that have demonstrated the courage to challenge the situation and make Oyo state great and I can boldly say  that we need people like him, he is not just a pride, he is our best, let us support his aspiration to be the next governor of the state, and we will not regret it.

One thing I notice about the gentleman is that he is a man of peace,  he loves justice and equity, his candidacy will afford  equal distribution of wealth and spread development to other parts of the state .

Adekunle Kolapo writes from Yemetu Ibadan, Oyo State.

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